Sending Love Across the Miles : Making a Pop-up Card

front of diy pop up card

I have a beloved cousin who lives far away, and I wanted to make a special birthday card for her. Here's how it turned out.

I found a card and tutorial presented by Martha Stewart. Here are the instructions, which I found easy enough to follow, but note that the link they provide for the video is not right and should be this one.

handmade pop up card

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flower pop up card diy

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handmade pop up card

I used some thin origami paper plus some card-stock I had. To stick things together I used two-sided tape everywhere except for the petals, where Martha instructs you to use a glue-stick.

The card Martha made had no decoration on the front, or a spot to write a personal message (unless you simply wrote it on the back), so I fancied up the card I made like so:

The pop-up instructions require that you cut out one petal from each flower in order to make them cup-shaped. So I took those spare petals and made them into hearts for the front of the card.

diy card front pop up

Then I made a pocket on the back, into which I put my hand-written note, with an extra piece of card-stock added so the note could be pulled out easily.

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diy card pocket with note

My cousin loved it. She commented about how it looks like the flowers are actually growing as you open the card.

Thanks for taking a look,
xo loulou

ps. This is the same cousin who make me these gorgeous cookies.

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5 Responses to Sending Love Across the Miles : Making a Pop-up Card

  1. Vix says:

    I’m not surprised your cousin loved that card, it’s gorgeous! xxx

  2. Cool !

    This is very pretty !

    Wow she is truly super creative :D

    The cookies look so cute and yummy !!

    Have a great day :D


  3. Cee says:

    It’s no wonder that your cousin Lisa loved this card, it’s wonderful! I’m a big fan of recieving snail mail and still send a lot of it myself, nothing brings a bigger smile to my face that getting a thoughtful card from someone I love so I can only imagine how much it meant to Lisa to get this beauty from you :)

  4. Lisa says:

    I especially loved the colors too – so vibrant and beautiful!! just like its maker. Thank you Louise for this jewel of a card and thank you for sharing the instructions :) Love ya!

  5. Kaisa says:

    Oh wow, I love this card so much! And the colors you have selected – perfect! I definitely must try making this kind of cards myself.

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